These kitchens don’t gleam with granite countertops because they weren’t showplaces. They were workspaces, essential for the life of a home, an estate, a life-saving station, even a battleship. From the Whalehead Club in Corolla to the Thomas Wolfe Memorial house in Asheville, these kitchens represent a portrait of life in North Carolina when function was fundamental.
Behind the Scenes
Photographer Emily Chaplin found herself stepping back in time while documenting historic kitchens across the state. Click on the links below to plan your own visit.
Photo locations and credits (top to bottom): Chicamacomico, James Charlet; Wheeler House, Victoria; Wheeler House, Victoria
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